AVIATION: Crusader to the Rescue

For the U.S. Navy and its planemakers, supersonic air war poses a tough question: how to build a jet hot enough to fight all comers yet cool enough to land on short carrier flight decks. Last week the Navy thought it had an answer. Off San Diego, a slim, stub-winged fighter swung in behind the carrier U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard and eased gracefully onto the canted flight deck. The plane was Chance Vought's supersonic F8U Crusader. The new jet had already landed successfully on the supercarrier Forrestal's big 1,036-ft. deck; now it...

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